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Claire's at the Depot, Warrenton, VA

Claire's at the Depot

4.8
4.8
2836 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
In a casual yet elegant atmosphere, set in a recently remodelled century old historic train station, Claire's passion is great food and outstanding service. Offering contemporary American cuisine - local, seasonally focused - with a Southern flaire. The renovation honors the historic character of the Warrenton Train Depot, resulting in a warm, comfortable environment for casual meetings with friends, or special occasions and intimate family meals. The warm, elegant Garden Room provides seating for intimate meals, while the Tavern Room features a more casual dining experience in luxurious surroundings. A rotating selection of craft beers is available on tap, and the wine service is regularly expanded. Outdoor dining is available in season, and private events can be hosted in one of several areas in the restaurant. Awarded "Best of Warrenton" every year since 2006.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (540) 351-1616

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Claire Lamborne

  • Neighborhood

    Warrenton

  • Cross street

    Lee Street

  • Parking details

    Public parking on Lee street, 3 minutes walking distance

  • Entertainment

    For Special Events.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,836 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Contemporary American

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Contemporary American

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  1. PW

    PatriciaW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, Claire's was a joy. Great food, great service in a charming setting. 😊
  2. MC

    MaryC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first visit to Clair's. We heard wonderful things about the restaurant. It was our 46th wedding anniversary. They didn't fail in their presentation from their greeting of Happy Anniversary to the Champagne toast at dessert time.
  3. A

    Ablove2dine

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration was great! Claire’s never disappoints!
  4. J

    Joey

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always enjoyable to take a ride down to Warrenton to have dinner at Claire's at the Depot. The food is great, the atmosphere is lovely, and the staff couldn't be more attentive. They never disappoint.
  5. ES

    EllenS

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was great and we loved the food and the atmosphere.
  6. L

    Lunch

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Excellent! Great menu with local fresh produce and ingredients.
  7. ST

    SusieT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and our server just delightful. It was a delightful time of refreshment before the commencement of moving stresses.
  8. CP

    ClaireP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service and very accommodating!
  9. VC

    VealChop

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always dependable.
  10. C

    Cheri

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked reservations for my wedding anniversary with spouse. He had never been to this restaurant before. The entire experience was exactly what we wanted. A special place to go to celebrate. The service and food was exceptional. My spouse was very impressed overall. Would highly recommend. We will be back.
  11. LM

    LydiaM

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Claire’s but it won’t be our last. Food was excellent, servers were great. We will gladly make the hour and half drive again. We did go for lunch but can’t wait to try dinner.
  12. LT

    LongTimeCustomers

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We have been dining at Claires for years. Yesterday lunch was somewhat disappointing. Though we had reservations we had to wait for nearly 1/2 hour to be seated in the main dining area. Outside seating and bar seating was available but I specifically requested main dining room seating in the reservation. The two hostesses were not very attentive and at times were not even in the reception area. Frankly, they have not operated with the class and efficiency since the former hostess left. The oysters, a principal reason we lunch there, were very disappointing this time. All four of us had the same reaction.........were very much over cooked to almost browned. The quiche was not available. Only one of the specials remained at our 1 PM seating (actually seated at 1:35 PM). Our waitress who has been there for a long time was the highpoint of lunch and saved the day for Claire with her pleasant, friendly service. We will return but do not expect the same experience again. Otherwise, we will be sorely disappointed after so many years.
  13. FG

    FGGG

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love Claire's. We shared the potstickers - excellent. I had the lunch special - surf and turf Caesar salad - just great. My husband had the steak frites, one of his favorites. The service was just great! Highly recommend for any occasion.
  14. DL

    DavidL

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful dining rooms, good food and service. My only issue was that it was so very loud. Talking was difficult.
  15. CH

    CarolineH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    This is the first time I have been and we came on suggestion from my husband who had previously been for a work event. Food was decent, and our server was pleasant enough, although she forgot that we were celebrating a birthday. But the hostess was rude, very rude. We will definitely be back to eat, but I can't say the establishment isn't lacking in areas.
  16. R

    Rocco

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent, everything from the appetizers to the main course were outstanding and cooked to perfection. The server was most helpful, polite and made the evening that much more enjoyable. We came in early but after other patrons began to arrive, the noise level rose to where it was not easy to communicate with each other at our table. Lastly, we are not accustom to paying a tip for alcohol beverages that were included on the bill. Your suggestion of a tip should NOT include alcohol but food only. Sitting at the bar is a different story all together.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great food and service. Love this place
  18. FM

    FacMan

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Claire’s is clearly the best restaurant in Warrenton and one I love to take my family and friends to. Service is friendly but a tad bit slow - unfortunately the norm everywhere these days.
  19. R

    Robi

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable, as usual! Love this place♥️ My go-to place to meet a friend halfway between DC and Charlottesville!
  20. KK

    KennethK

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food! Service equally good. One of the nicer restaurants in the area.
  21. c

    charlieb

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service - a delightful way to celebrate a spouse’s birthday!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived to a Friend greeting, was escorted to our table immediately. Server greeted us in a friendly professional manner , drinks were delightful, food was delicious. Little wait time. It was very nice to have a visual of the outdoors while dinning in the cool. Music and conversation were at a wonderful tone. Very enjoyable evening. Thank you for you stellar service and delicious beverages/food.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Food and wine delicious! Service was great; love Claire’s setting and ambiance. Fun time with my husband!
  24. JG

    JulioG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent experience at the Claire's Depot
  25. FB

    FredB

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visit Clair’s frequently and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent as is the service. And the she crab soup is worth the visit.
  26. S

    Sarahy

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful place to eat. Our food was cooked perfectly. Excellent service!
  27. PO

    PamO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and Anthony’s service was impeccable. Great experience will be back .
  28. t

    travelg1rl

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great ambience and friendly staff. We are regulars. Also the food is delicous.
  29. KH

    KimberleyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Pricey but worth eat. Special date night destination for the hubs and me.
  30. TP

    TomP

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A little disappointed in the food this time, wife got pasta that didn’t have much taste, her words. Getting drinks from the bar took forever.
  31. IO

    IreneO

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food, as always. I appreciate the freshness and seasonal options.
  32. WC

    WillC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service in a charming historic atmosphere.
  33. CK

    ChrisK

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Claire's never disappoints. Specials are always a smart choice and the wine list has a good selection
  34. JB

    JudyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food was delicious. My friend had not eaten there before and loved everything about the restaurant.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Much to noisy in the main dining room but luckily we were seated outdoors.
  36. T

    Thomas

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our late lunch at Claire's on 12 July! Our waitress was open, friendly and helpful and made us feel right at home. Everything arrived at table piping hot and the trout filet was the best we've had in a long time; tender, moist with a flavorful crust cooked to a turn. Wife had the beet and goat cheese starter and I had the fried oysters which put a smile on our faces as a good entree to the meal. The flourless chocolate tart was enough for the two of us to enjoy just before we departed; silky, deep chocolate flavor and memorable. We've decided to drive to Warrenton and Clare's at least once a month for a while to get a great meal, to be made to feel right at home and pampered by the staff and kitchen. Thanks!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food choices. Hard to decide what to choose because everything is so good
  38. CP

    ClaireP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service! Wonderful lunch!
  39. LH

    LindaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat. Food is outstanding and so is service. Nice enough to be able to sit outside. What an oasis!
  40. D

    David

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The She-Crab Soup was delicious. The entrees were well prepared and inventive. The desserts were excellent. Wait staff did an excellent job. Definitely, a place to continue to enjoy.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Claire's at the Depot offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 351-1616.

Claire's at the Depot is rated 4.8 stars by 2836 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Claire's at the Depot

65 S. 3rd Street, Warrenton, VA 20186

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lee Street

  • Neighborhood

    Warrenton

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public parking on Lee street, 3 minutes walking distance

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Claire Lamborne

  • Entertainment

    For Special Events.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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